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ILM Level 3 Diploma in Leadership & Management
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Entry Requirements
You need to be a practising or aspiring first line manager within your job role.

Leadership & Management ILM Dip Level 3 Online

The Institute of Leadership and Management offers a wide range of qualifications covering all aspects of leadership and management. Last year 90,000 people registered for an ILM qualification, gaining the crucial skills and knowledge to improve their performance at work. The Level 3 qualifications in Leadership and Management are ideal for people who have management responsibilities but no formal training and who are serious about developing their abilities. The qualifications particularly support practicing team leaders seeking to move up to the next level of management, and managers who need to lead people through organisational change, budget cuts or other pressures.

About the Course

You are able to start the online course leading to the ILM Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management at almost any time of the academic year. The course takes approximately 18 months to complete; this can be longer or shorter depending on your available study time. You are expected to study for at least three hours a week. Alternatively, you may be interested in the Certificate which takes 12 months or the Award which takes approximately six months to complete.

Success in gaining ILM qualifications at the Sheffield College has been outstanding - we are able to offer selected level ILM units online as shown below. Additional units are currently being developed; contact us for further information. Flexibility in unit choice allows the qualification to be tailored to meet the needs of the individual and employer.

Key Units

We currently offer the following units online:


  • Solving Problems and Making Decisions (2 credits)
  • Understanding Innovation and Change in an Organisation (2 credits)
  • Planning Change in the Workplace (2 credits)
  • Planning and Allocating Work (2 credits)
  • Writing for Business (1 credit)
  • Understanding Customer Service Standards and Requirements (2 credits)
  • Giving Briefings and Presentations (1 credit)
  • Understanding Leadership (2 credits)
  • Understand How to Establish an Effective Team (1 credit)
  • Understanding Conflict Management in the Workplace (1 credit)
  • Understanding Recruitment and Selection of New Staff in the Workplace (2 credits)
  • Understanding Organising and Delegating in the Workplace (1 credit)
  • Understanding Performance Management (2 credits)
  • Understanding Costs and Budgets in an Organisation (1 credit)
  • Understanding the Communication Process in the Workplace (2 credits)

Group 2

  • Understanding the Management role to Improve Management Performance (4 credits)
  • Managing Risk in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • Developing Your Leadership Styles (4 credits)

To achieve the Diploma you must study a minimum of 37 credits with a maximum of credits 18 credits taken from Group 2. A full list of units can be found on the ILM website.

You will be given access to high quality online course materials written by a specialist teacher. You are expected to work through the materials, completing formative tasks. At the end of each unit, you will be expected to complete an assignment. Subject to demand, we can arrange for individual face-to-face tutorials and/or group workshops.

You will receive six months’ trial membership of the ILM, giving access to a range of resources and services including a specialist online portal which can be used to enhance and supplement your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements. Another benefit to studying members is ILM’s management magazine, “Edge” which can be accessed online or in hard copy format. There is also the opportunity to attend evening events with input from a guest speaker and network with other members.

Entry Requirements

You need to be a practising or aspiring first line manager within your job role.



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If you have any queries, please contact us on:

Telephone: +44 0114 260 2600
Post: Online College, The Sheffield College, Granville Road, Sheffield S2 2RL, UK

This is a full cost course; no funding is available. The 24+ Advanced Learning Loan is not accepted on this course.

Extra Costs

Ideally you should have level 2 (GCSE qualifications or equivalent) qualifications. To study online, you will need access to the internet and an email account.